First of all, sorry about the lack of emails over the past week. I got married on June 12th and Steve Foley has been working on some campaign efforts. As a result of this we’ve been quiet on the communication front.
Anyway, earlier this year a National Associated press journalist spent a few days with us here in our Las Vegas HQ. She wrote about our operation, and we were featured in a very intriguing piece that hit the national news wire this past Sunday.
You’ll want to read the entire piece, as our part begins about halfway down. But one of the most important paragraphs in the piece is below.
“This is very long-term for us,” says Odom. “What is our ultimate goal? To make sure that we’re represented by people who are looking out for our rights and upholding the Constitution. … And, if they don’t, to make sure we have infrastructure to really take them out rather than have these thugs that are in there for 30, 40 years.”
The Tea Party Movement has had some significant success already this year. Most expect us to see a lot more as the election cycle unfolds.
But we think the movement should be very careful not to become lackadaisical in our success… going back to ignoring politics once we win in our home districts.
This is where we lost control, in my opinion. This is where we let Government grow at its own pace, with no consequences to bad decisions.
It’s our hope that we not only engage during the electoral cycle, but follow it up with infrastructure geared towards holding politicians accountable once elected.
I hope you’ll join me in helping make this happen!
P.S. We’re only able to continue thanks to generous activists like you. Please consider a contribution of $5, $10, $20, $50 or any amount you can afford!